WEST BENGAL

  • Kali Puja, Diwali celebrated across West Bengal 30 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Kali puja and Diwali, festivals of lights, were celebrated with fun and frolic across West Bengal, with people bursting crackers and exchanging sweets with family and friends. Devotees thronged Kali temples, including the famous ones at Kalighat, Dakshineswar and Tarapith. People in large numbers were seen visiting Kali puja...
  • West Bengal: If needed beat policemen, they work for TMC, says Congress 21 hours 11 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Triggering a row, a Congress councillor on Wednesday asked his party workers to thrash policemen when under attack, as "they work for ruling Trimanool and have no morals." Congress Councillor of Kolkata Municipal Corporation ward no 45, Santosh Pathak, while addressing a rally during a protest-march to the state...
  • West Bengal: Jadavpur University students to hold referendum on VC's resignation Yesterday

    Kolkata: Students of Jadavpur University, who are pressing for the resignation of its Vice-chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti over calling in the police to break up a gherao on September 17, have decided to go for a referendum on the issue. "Around 8000-9000 students from all the three faculties of science, engineering...
  • West Bengal: Congress to table no-confidence motion against TMC government 4 days ago

    Kolkata: The Congress in West Bengal has decided to table a no-confidence motion against the Trinamool Congress government next month, state party chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said on Saturday. The Congress members would utilise the discussions to attack the Trinamool on issues like the Saradha chit fund scam, the student protests...
  • Mamata Banerjee calls TMC meeting to discuss Burdwan blast issue, Saradha scam 6 days ago

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has called a meeting of Trinamool Congress to discuss Burdwan blast issue on Friday. The political fallout of the case is to be discussed in the meeting. The meeting will take place at around 4 PM.It may also discuss political fallout of the...
  • West Bengal: 3 injured in a crude bomb blast in Malda 1 week ago

    Kolkata: Three people have been injured in a crude bomb blast in the Malda district of West Bengal. The bomb went off when it was being removed in a hurry during a police raid. The incident comes close on the heels of the unearthing of a terror module in Burdwan....
  • West Bengal: Jadavpur University blames teachers, students for academic loss October 13, 2014

    Kolkata: The Jadavpur University on Monday blamed teachers and students for "gross irregularities" that caused academic loss, triggering an angry retort from the teachers' association, which trashed the charge as a "blatant lie". A circular issued by the Registrar Pradip Ghosh, mailed to teachers and other staff members of the...
  • Cyclone Hudhud has little impact in West Bengal October 12, 2014

    Kolkata: Cyclone Hudhud, which hit Andhra Pradesh coastal areas on Sunday, had little impact in West Bengal, at most scattered rainfall in parts of the state. The coastal districts of the state which the MeT department had predicted would experience rainfall had no or little rain. The day started with...
  • West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee reviews preparedness for Cyclone Hudhud October 11, 2014

    Kolkata: A 24-hour control room has been opened at the state secretariat as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday reviewed the preparedness in view of Cyclone Hudhud that will hit Odisha and Andhra Pradesh coastal areas on Sunday. "Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today reviewed the preparedness in the...
  • Burdwan blast: Persons arrested from Assam part of JMB module October 11, 2014

    Guwahati: The Assam police on Saturday claimed that the persons arrested on Friday from Barpeta district for suspected involvement in the October 2 Burdwan blast were a part of a module operating under the patronage of Jamatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), allegedly involved in the blast. An Assam police spokesman claimed...
  • Saradha scam: CBI questions Kunal Ghosh in jail October 11, 2014

    Kolkata: The Special Crime Branch of CBI on Saturday questioned Saradha scam accused Kunal Ghosh in jail as per the court order of September 29. CBI sources said that the investigating team went to Presidency Correctional Home and questioned Ghosh under Section 161 of CrPC (examination of witnesses by police)....
  • Burdwan blast: With NIA in, Mamata accuses Modi of attacking federalism October 10, 2014

    Kolkata: In the wake of NIA taking up the probe in the Oct 2 explosion in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday hit out at the Narendra Modi government for "interfering in state matters and jeopardising federalism". "It is expected that Centre and the States do not encroach upon...
  • West Bengal: Minor Girl raped by TMC leader's brother inside party office October 9, 2014

    Burdwan: A 12-year-old girl was on Thursday raped allegedly by the brother of a local Trinamool Congress leader inside the party's office at Durgapur town in Burdwan district, police said. The girl was standing close to her house near City Centre area waiting for some relatives to come when local...
  • West Bengal: NIA to probe Burdwan blast October 9, 2014

    Burdwan/Kolkata: The Centre on Friday handed over the the Burdwan blast case to the National Investigation Agency (NIA). Two suspected terrorists were killed and another sustained injuries in an explosion at a Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader's house in Khagragarh in Burdwan town from where grenades, rocket launchers, bomb making equipment and...
  • Burdwan blast: MHA seeks report from West Bengal government October 8, 2014

    Kolkata: The Home Ministry on Wednesday sought a report from the West Bengal government on the Burdwan blast case. On Wednesday, the police identified two more suspected terrorist hideouts in the city just days after a blast at a Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader's house. Two bombmakers, with possible links to Bangladeshi...
  • West Bengal Police identify 2 more suspected terrorist hideouts in Burdwan near the blast site October 8, 2014

    Burdwan: The Burdwan Police has identified two more suspected terrorist hideouts in Burdwan within a kilometer radius from the site of the blast that took place on Thursday. The first hideout, a rented house in the Baburbag area in the outskirts of Burdwan town, was inhabited by four people -...
  • West Bengal: New faces of terror surface with Burdwan blast October 8, 2014

    Kolkata: An accidental blast at a jihadi explosive manufacturing centre in West Bengal's Burdwan district earlier this week has raised concerns about an al Qaeda-linked Bangladeshi terror outfit being active in India. Razia and Amina, both in their early twenties and mother of infants, are the latest faces of terror. Tenants...
  • West Bengal: Centre treading cautiously on NIA probe into Burdwan blast October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst demand for having an NIA probe into the October 2 blast at a house in Burdwan in West Bengal, government is treading cautiously and weighing political ramifications of the move before making a suo moto decision to hand over the case to a central probe agency. Senior...
  • West Bengal: TMC accuses BJP of politcising Burdwan blast case October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Trinamool Congress on Monday accused BJP of politicising the issue of blast in a house in Burdwan district of West Bengal and stoking communal tension in every state. Mamata Banerjee-led party also made a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for...
  • Burdwan blast: High-alert sounded in West Bengal, borders sealed October 6, 2014

    Kolkata: A high-alert was on Monday sounded across West Bengal while its borders with neighbouring countries and adjacent states were also sealed in the wake of the blast last week in Burdwan district in which suspected terrorists are said to have a hand. The decision was taken at a high-level...
  • West Bengal: Burdwan blast case probe be handled by NIA, says BJP October 6, 2014

    Kolkata: BJP on Monday expressed apprehension that state agencies might cover up the Burdwan blast case and demanded that the investigation into it be handled by the NIA. "Why is the Trinamool Congress government not handing over the investigation (into the Burdwan blast) to the NIA? The delay is raising...
  • West Bengal: Two more arrested in connection with Burdwan blast October 6, 2014

    Kolkata: Two more people have been arrested in connection with the Burdwan blast case where some suspected Indian Mujahideen (IM) terrorists were killed while allegedly trying to make an IED at Trinamool Congress leader Nurul Hasan Choudhury's residence. The two widows of the suspected militants have also been detained along with...
  • Under fire, Mamata Banerjee sets up special team to investigate Burdwan blast incident October 5, 2014

    Kolkata: After coming under fire over the blast at Trinamool Congress leader Nurul Hasan Choudhury's residence in Khagragarh locality of Burdwan district, the West Bengal government has now set up a special team to investigate the incident. Some suspected Indian Mujahideen (IM) terrorists were killed while allegedly trying to make...
  • West Bengal: Wives of suspected IM terrorists questioned over bomb blast October 5, 2014

    Kolkata: Two days after the blast at a Trinamool Congress leader's house at Burdwan in West Bengal, where two suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorists were killed, police is questioning the widows of the two suspects killed. They were produced in court and were remanded in police custody for 9 days. The...
  • West Bengal: IAF personnel killed after hit by bullet of service revolver October 5, 2014

    Midnapore: An IAF personnel died after being hit by the bullet of his own service revolver at Salua in West Midnapore district on Saturday. Superintendent of Police Bharati Ghosh said the personnel was believed to have fired at himself from his firearm inside his room in the IAF staff quarter...
  • West Bengal: Suspected militant killed in blast, 2 others injured October 2, 2014

    Burdwan: A suspected militant was killed and two others were injured in an explosion at a house in this headquarter town of Burdwan district on Thursday. Superintendent of Police SMH Mirza said that the explosion occurred at Khagragarh locality of the town in which one person identified as Shakil Ahmed...
  • Dhakis face uncertain future in West Bengal October 2, 2014

    Kolkata: 'Dhakis' are integral to almost all festivities in Bengal but the art of playing the huge barrel-shaped membranophone instrument is dying a slow death. Most of the 'dhakis' or men who play the 'dhak' hail from humble rural backgrounds of Murshidabad, Hooghly, Malda, Bankura, Malda and Purulia districts of...
  • Tripura buzzing with festive fervour this Durga Puja October 2, 2014

    Agartala: With around 2,500 Durga pujas across the state, Tripura is buzzing with festive fervour. What is drawing people to the various pandals are the thematic displays and thought provoking messages put up by the organisers and clubs who are sparing no efforts to put up grand celebrations. The Oikatan...
  • Satyajit Ray's character 'Professor Shonku' in West Bengal's school curriculum September 27, 2014

    Kolkata: Satyajit Ray's ever popular science fiction character "Professor Shonku" and his adventures will form part of West Bengal's school curriculum from next year. The legendary filmmaker's son Sandip Ray, who holds the copyright of his father's works, has granted permission to the Bengal government to use six stories in the...
  • West Bengal: TMC leader found hacked to death September 27, 2014

    Siliguri: A block-level Trinamool Congress leader was found hacked to death in his residence at Upper Bagdogra and investigations are on by the detective department to track the killers. Police said that the gruesome incident took place on Friday night and a bloodstained spade, shovel and axe were found near...